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Members and Board of Trustees

Members of Compass Academy Trust

Mrs A Medhurst

Member and Chair of Trustees

I have been privileged to serve on the Board of Trustees of Compass Academy Trust since its inception, and I was for many years a governor at Oak Lodge Primary School.  I am retired but my career was in education administration, my last post was as the School Business Administrator at a large combined Primary and Secondary school in London where I was responsible for all the non teaching function of the school.  I believe passionately that all children deserve and have the right to the best education we can give them, and will work tirelessly to ensure we deliver an inclusive, broad and rich curriculum at Compass Academy Trust.


Mr I Stedman




Mrs M Bernard




Trustees of Compass Academy Trust

Mr J Couch

Trustee and Chair of Resources & Audit Committee

I am a Chartered Civil Engineer with an extensive background in construction, public service, procurement and project management. I have worked with a range of local authorities, consultancies and companies across the UK. My primary involvement within the Trust is maximising the effective use of resources.



Mr G Walters




Mr T Robin

Trustee and Vice Chair of Trustees

Tom is currently Vice Chair of the Compass Academy Trust and was been involved in the Trust’s initial development having previously served as Chair of Marian Vian Primary School Board of Governors. Tom is passionate about effective Marketing and Communications and oversees the Marketing working group for the Trust. He is also a member of the Standards Committee and is excited around the new opportunities for curriculum development and collaboration.


Tom brings considerable experience to the Board drawing on his extensive charity background from working in various Senior Marketing and Digital Communication roles at The Children’s Society, The Royal British Legion and Marie Curie. 

Mr J Forsyth




Mrs L Anim-Addo


Lorraine is a qualified secondary teacher since 2008, teaching in a number of educational settings over the years from state, independent sector to special schools (KS1-4)

Having studied law, her MA at IOE, UCL was in Social Justice and Education, exploring national and global concerns about Social Justice, Inclusion, rights and citizenship and the role education can play in securing a more just society. 

Lorraine has had extensive training and worked with adults and young people on the autistic spectrum. This experience led her to study a PGCert in Inclusion and SEN at Birmingham university, to gain a better/wider understanding of what inclusive education could or should look like.

Lorraine recently began a PHD in Education.  As a doctoral tutor, she is currently supporting and teaching the Inclusion, Diversity and Equity module offered to year 2 Undergraduates at Sussex University.

Lorraine continues to mentor young people (particularly with additional needs) referred to Bromley Youth offenders.


Mr G Arbuckle




Mrs W Giles

Trustee and Chair of Educational Standards Committee



Accounting Officer

Mr S Ellis

Chief Executive Officer





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